July 2017 - Baseball Wiretap

Athletics Still Open To Extension With Yonder Alonso

Jul 21, 2017 8:22 AM

With some trade options off the table, the Oakland Athletics have once again reached out to representatives for Yonder Alonso about a contract extension.

The Athletics are in the midst of a rebuild, but could look to Alonso to provide veteran leadership. He could also be an asset long-term if he maintains his current level of production going forward.

Alonso is hitting .273/.373/.556 with 21 home runs in 319 plate appearances this season.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Still Considering First Base Addition

Jul 21, 2017 8:15 AM

The New York Yankees remain open to an upgrade at first base.

New York moved Chase Headley to first after acquiring Todd Frazier from the Chicago White Sox earlier this week.

The Yankees have also used Garrett Cooper at first.

Possible options on the trade market include Yonder Alonso, Lucas Duda, Matt Adams, Justin Bour and Brandon Belt.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rangers Reaching Out To Teams With Potential Interest In Yu Darvish

Jul 21, 2017 8:12 AM

The Texas Rangers have begun reaching out to teams with potential interest in a Yu Darvish trade, according to sources.

Texas is trying to determine what type of haul they could receive if they decide to move Darvish before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

The Rangers aren't committed to trading Darvish, who will be a free agent this winter, but they are behind five other teams in the American League Wild Card race.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

2017 Qualifying Offer Expected To Be Around $18M

Jul 21, 2017 8:05 AM

Major League clubs have been informed that the qualifying offer this offseason will be around $18 million, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.

The exact value of the offer could end up being $18.1 million.

Last year's qualifying offer was $17.2 million.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Twins Nearing Trade With Braves For Jaime Garcia

Jul 21, 2017 8:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins are closing in on a trade with the Atlanta Braves for Jaime Garcia, according to a source.

Atlanta would receive a Minor League player in the swap.

Garcia has a 4.33 ERA in 17 starts this season. He is making $12 million.


Tags: Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners Acquire David Phelps From Marlins

Jul 20, 2017 11:35 AM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to acquire David Phelps from the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins will acquire Brayan Hernandez along with three pitching prospects.

Phelps has a 3.45 ERA in 47.0 innings of relief this season with a 9.8 K/9 ratio.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees May Not Be Done Making Deals

Jul 20, 2017 9:31 AM

The New York Yankees may not be done making moves despite swinging a major trade with the Chicago White Sox this week.

"I'm going to stay engaged. I still think we want to be careful buyers as we walk this line of trying to maximize the present as well as protect the future," Brian Cashman said of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Mike Mazzeo/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mets Yet To Receive Serious Interest In Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson

Jul 20, 2017 9:28 AM

The New York Mets are shopping outfielders but have yet to receive significant trade interest in Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson, according to sources.

The Mets have looked to move Bruce since re-signing Yoenis Cespedes last offseason.

New York would now prefer to trade Granderson and issue Bruce a qualifying offer this winter.

Ken Rosenthal

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners Nearing Trade For Reliever

Jul 20, 2017 9:22 AM

The Seattle Mariners are nearing a trade for bullpen help.

The Mariners are at .500 and in the thick of the American League playoff race.

Seattle may reportedly be close to a deal for David Phelps of the Miami Marlins.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giancarlo Stanton Goes Off After Marlins Lose To MLB's 'Worst Team'

Jul 20, 2017 9:18 AM

Giancarlo Stanton wasn't happy after the Miami Marlins suffered a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Stanton clubbed his 30th home run of the season, but Miami lost 10-3.

"If you can't win a series against the worst team in the league, there's not much going for you, right there," Stanton said.

The Marlins are are 42-51 and currently in third place in the National League East.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Yankees Will Play Todd Frazier At Third, Move Chase Headley To First
Chase Headley, 33, has only played 14 games at first in his Major League career.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Pablo Sandoval Agrees To Sign With Giants
Pablo Sandoval has agreed to sign with the Giants.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB.com

Giants Receiving Interest In Jeff Samardzija, Hunter Strickland
Jeff Samardzija has a 4.86 ERA and has allowed 20 home runs in 124 innings, but leads the Major Leagues in K/BB ratio and is fifth in K%-BB% (23.7 percent).

Henry Schulman/San Francisco Chronicle

White Sox Promote Yoan Moncada
The White Sox have promoted Yoan Moncada after trading Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Carlos Correa Out Six To Eight Weeks With Torn Thumb Ligament
Marwin Gonzalez is expected to see the bulk of the playing time at shortstop in Carlos Correa's absence.

Julia Morales/AT&T Sportsnet

Orioles Open To Trading Top Relievers
Dan Duquette received approval from ownership to explore trades for the relievers leading up to the non-waiver deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Jayson Werth Reveals Fractured Left Foot
Jayson Werth has been sidelined since early June with a bruised left foot, which is much worse than originally thought.


John Lackey Rules Out Moving To Bullpen
John Lackey came off the disabled list to allow one run, five hits and two walks in five innings.

Associated Press

D-Backs Send Prospects To Tigers For J.D. Martinez
The D-Backs hope J.D. Martinez will give them a needed right-handed bat as they make a run at the postseason.


Yankees Acquire Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle From White Sox
The White Sox will get outfielder Blake Rutherford, who was the Yankees' 2016 first-round pick.


Rockies 'Poking Around' Market For Starting Pitchers
The Rockies are in the playoff hunt and are "poking around" the market for help in the starting rotation.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yankees Inquire With Mets On Lucas Duda, Addison Reed
The Yankees are in search of help at first base and the Mets could be looking to move Duda.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Nationals Aren't Done Looking For Bullpen Help
The Nationals acquired two relievers over the weekend, but they aren't done looking to bolster their bullpen.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Dodgers Seeking $12M Per Year For Stadium Naming Rights
As a historical ballpark the naming rights will be X Corp. Field at Dodger Stadium.

Terry Lefton/Sports Business Journal

Yankees, Athletics Discussing Yonder Alonso
It remains to be seen if the two sides will agree on a deal, but they appear to be a good match for a swap.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Phillies Showing Interest In Dee Gordon
The Phillies aren't in playoff contention, but are showing interest in trading for Dee Gordon.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Brewers Have Been Most Aggressive In Pursuit Of Sonny Gray
Sonny Gray remains one of the hottest names on the trade market and the Brewers "may be the most aggressive" in pursuit of the starter, according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tigers Willing To Include Cash In Justin Verlander Trade
The Tigers are willing to discuss Justin Verlander in trade talks and have softened their stance on including cash in a possible deal.

Jon Morosi/MLB

James Loney Signs With KBO's LG Twins
James Loney will earn $350,000 in his first stint overseas.

Jee-ho Yoo/Yonhap News

Michael Pineda To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Michael Pineda will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the Yankees have announced.